January 14, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Petrelis Wows At Melrose

Greek singing sensation, Thanos Petrelis, was the star attraction at Melrose Ballroom for New Year’s Eve. He also lent his talents to celebrate Melrose’s First Anniversary December 27. More...

Roc Doc: All That Glitters Is Not (Pure) Gold

Recently I had the pleasure of going to the wedding celebration of my assistant at work – whom I count as a good friend – and her new husband. More...

Dazzled By Cuomo

New York and Queens both lost a fighter for the ordinary people with the passing of Mario Cuomo. More...

Fund Established To Rebuild Fire Ravaged Church

Officials at Our Lady Of Sorrows RC Church last week established a fund for parishioners and members of the public who would like to help defray the cost of renovations needed to restore the fire ravaged house of worship.Teary-eyed parishioners gathe More...

Call 311 For Heat Complaints

Recent frigid temperatures sent some Queens residents shivering into apartments they thought were heated, only to find out that their landlords or superintendents had turned down the thermostat – plunging residences into igloos.The heating season kic More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

What a new year! Why go to the movies when our news media has stories about every genre?  More...

The New Face Of 5Pointz

Developer Jerry Wolkoff recently released the first images of two towers planned for development at the site of the former 5Pointz warehouse complex in Long Island City.  Wolkoff, owner of project developer G&M Realty, recently won a three-y More...

CB 1 Public Hearing Agenda

Community Board 1 will be holding their monthly meeting on January 20, at 7 p.m. at the Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Boulevard. More...

Local-Express

Antonio Meloni

.Antonio Meloni has been a resident of Astoria since 1965. He attended P.S. 122, J.H.S. 141, Long Island City H.S. and is a graduate of Queens College.  More...

Fourth Annual Astoria School Symposium

The Fourth Annual Astoria School Symposium will take place on Saturday, January 24 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Gymnasium, 23-25 Newtown Ave. in Astoria. More...

Remembering Dr. King Jr.: An Advocate Of Civil Rights

Both hailed as a civil rights leader who achieved his ends by nonviolent means and vilified as a traitor to the cause of black equality, Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister from Atlanta Georgia, was born Jan 15, 1929 at the home of his parent More...

The Pulpit

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Ferreras Announces $70K Cleanup Initiative In Corona

Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced on January 9 the start of Cleanup NYC, a City Council Initiative, at a press conference held at La Brisa Del Cibao Restaurant on 103rd Street in Corona. More...

Cops Release Photo Of Parisi Bandit

Police last week released a surveillance photo of a man who they say swiped a pile of dough from the Parisi & Sons Bakery in Astoria.  Cops said surveillance footage shows the suspect walking through the door of the bakery on 31st Street and More...

Queens Library - Central To Hold Rev. King Celebration

Queens Library is holding a celebration for the community of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, January 17, at 1 p.m., at Queens Library - Central, 89- 11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. Admission is free. More...

Astoria Mourns Community Champion

Astoria lost one of its champions last week when Dennis Syntilas, the community’s “Greek Son” passed away on January 7.  Syntilas, the epitome of grace and good nature, said in a 2006 interview that he came to Astoria from Thes More...

Astorian Finalist For Doritos Super Bowl Ad

Alex Pepper’s ad has made it to the finals of the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest.  More...

Goldfeder Fights for Veterans’ Pensions

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D– Rockaway Park) announced plans on January 12 to sponsor legislation to allow New York State public sector military veterans, and women veterans who served in non-combat roles, to count their service toward their stat More...

Vallone Visits Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School

On January 8, Councilmember Paul Vallone visited the second grade at Efstathios & Stamatiki Valiotis Greek-American School at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church. More...

It's The Law...Youngsters Must Get Flu Shots

City health officials last week won a court battle that requires all youngsters in New York City to be immunized against this year’s flu virus.Compared with a cold, this year’s flu can bring major league misery to your child, health officials said. More...

Fatal Plunge From Broadway Subway Station

A local man last week plunged to his death from a catwalk near the elevated Broadway subway station in Astoria.Eyewitnesses told police the man was staggering on the edge of the northbound Q Line platform at the station on Broadway and 31st Street at More...

CB 2 Meets For January 2015

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority review of Sandy damage at and necessary repair to two subway tunnel fan plants in Long Island City was a prime item on the docket of January’s Community Board 2 meeting, the first one managed by new Board Chair More...

Mayor, Schools Chancellor Lift Cellphone Ban

New York City has long had one of the strictest policies on student cellphones, but the city’s 1.1 million students will soon be able to take them, and other electronic devices to school, as Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fa More...

West Way Hearing

Public Hearing in the matter of a proposed contract between the Department of Homeless Services and Women In Need, Inc., located at 115 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001, to continue to operate a Stand-alone Transitional Residence for homeless fam More...

Shaving The ‘Stache For QSAC

Realtor Paul Halvatzis, along with many community business owners and supporters shaved off their mustaches at the fourth annual “Shave the ‘Stache for Cash” event held on January 9 at the Redken Saloon Salon in Astoria.  More...

Astoria/Long Island City Kiwanis’ 2014 Turkey Drive

Each year the Astoria / Long Island City Kiwanis Club distributes large containers to collect canned food for their 2014 Turkey & Food Drive, from the beginning of November through December. More...

Queens College Renames Public Health Center

Queens College renamed its public health center to honor its founder, the late environmentalist, Barry Commoner. The former Center for the Biology of Natural Systems is now the Barry Commoner Center of Health and the Environment.  More...

In Memory Of Dennis Syntilas

Founder of the powerful Greek-American Homeowners Association, Dennis Syntilas died on January 7 after a long illness. More...

Peralta’s Annual Coat Drive

State Senator Jose Peralta on January 10 distributed more than 1,200 new and gently-used donated coats to churches, family shelters and community-based organizations for distribution to needy families struggling to keep warm during the current spate More...

NYPD Seeks Suspects In Purse Snatching

The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying the suspects wanted for robbery within the confines of the 114th Precinct. At noon on Dec. More...

IDNYC Launch

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito were joined by Congressmember Grace Meng, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Peter Koo, Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens Library Int More...

Immaculate Conception Youth Group’s Oscar Soiree

Move over Hollywood! Only a few blocks from Kaufman Astoria Studios, Immaculate Conception Youth Group is hosting an Oscar Soiree on Friday, February 6. More...

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